Removing thermal compound

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Removing thermal compound

Postby windman » Thu May 16, 2002 11:59 am

Whats the best methord for removing compound from the cpu core and surounding aria ??

alcohol wipes
dry anti static cloth

or what ??

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Postby Flyin » Thu May 16, 2002 3:09 pm

Don't do this until someone else confirms, but I believe I read using Isopropyl Alcohol with...umm...not sure what kind of whiping cloth, I'm curious now. Someone help us!
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Postby atang1 » Thu May 16, 2002 4:20 pm

If it has silicone oil, only sodium hydroxide will break it down; if you ever got them on the pins. None of the solvents(as strong as trichloroethlene) can break it down.

Fortunately, sodium hydroxide does not attack metals, and will breakdown the two silicon atoms at the ends of carbon hydrogen chain.

Clorox has a brand called Adventage that has sodium hydroxide and can restore electrical contact from silicone oil electrical isolation problem. Have been using it to clean silicones off gold fingers and cpu pins, etc.. Hot water rinse and proper drying is important
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Postby Tolemac » Thu May 16, 2002 4:40 pm

Hey guys! Follow this link to Arctic Silver Instruction page. It has all the info you need. 8)
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Postby windman » Fri May 17, 2002 12:41 pm

thanks for the info

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